The RubyBridge Workshop for Women was a very educational workshop for all levels. I have an intermediate level understanding of programming and thought I was matched very well to my instructor and peers. Its was exciting to hear how inspiring these workshops have been for women and how they have impacted their career paths for the better. I was happy to see a group cater to the educational needs of women.
0 · August 4
Took the beginner class. I forgot the names of our teachers but the girl was really good at explaining the basics from scratch and the guy was good when he jumped in for extra analogies/explanations. They were really patient with all our questions during the first 2 sessions, but then we got behind. The afternoon was a blur because we completely sped through the rest of the curriculum and I just barely got a big picture idea of what we were doing. In the afternoon the guy did more teaching and he wasn't as good at explaining the big picture (as they were all pretty abstract ideas to us, as beginners) as the girl was. Then the girl took over and I think because we were so behind she just kind of sped through the instructions and didn't have time to really explain much, although the rest of the TA's/the guy were good at taking you to the side and explaining something if you had a specific question. For what we had - 6 hours for complete RoR beginners - it was great.
0 · July 30
This was my first RailsBridge workshop and I thought it was wonderful. I learned so much! The organizers were awesome! The volunteers who taught and TA'd were very knowledgeable and helpful. However, the main instructor for our group rushed through the material, skipped a section we later had to go back to complete in order to proceed, finished early & then delivered other content when we really would have benefited from just spending more time with what was in the planned curriculum.
0 · July 23
Excellent event! Thanks to everyone involved. I'm so excited to see that there's such a warm, welcoming community for women interested in learning to program. :)
Only (minor) suggestion is to be a little clearer about waitlist procedures (there seemed to be some confusion over the meetup auto-generated messages).
0 · July 23
This was a fantastic workshop. I learned much and would definitely do another one! Thank you to all the volunteers, especially all the ones who helped with installfest. I actually found the installfest more stressful than the actual event. My only suggestions would be to route out the install directions a bit better. At times you go to the next step, then it ends and you have to try and figure out what goes next. Also, maybe there should be some presteps for folks who either have old mac os (warn them to update or they may have certificate problems) or folks who have done railsbridge before. I had problems because I had done railsbridge and still had folders with the same name that I was creating again for this railsbridge.
Other than that, I had a great time!
0 · July 22
The workshop is very well organized. I was placed in the Advanced group and the teacher Bill and TA David were excellent. As an experienced developer I felt that they really explained in more depth how ruby and rails works. I learned tips and facts that I wouldn't have been able to get from doing a tutorial (or the curriculum) by myself. I was hoping for that experience and was glad it was the case.
0 · July 22
Thanks Tina, Michelle and Ruthie for organizing the workshop. I learned so much!
0 · July 22
I can't make it tomorrow but can't change my RSVP on Meetup. I'd like to give my spot to someone on the wait list.
0 · July 20
Xcode installed, registration form done, ready to roll!
1 · July 17
Hi everyone - Since we've pushed the Registration Form deadline back by one day to 5PM tomorrow. Do it! It's super short and helps us a ton with planning: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh.... After 5pm tomorrow, we'll start moving people who haven't finished the survey from the "Yes" list to the Waiting list. Don't let it be you!
0 · July 17
Hi everyone - great to see such enthusiasm & thanks for your patience. We're checking RSVPs right now to see how many more we can accomodate. Need to communicate a bit with TAs before we have a final count, so expect an update Wed eve/Thurs am. Priority goes to people who have completed Registration (https://docs.google.com/spreadsh...) and installed XCode, so please do if you are serious about getting in off the waitlist.
1 · July 17
I'd like to take the seat that just opened up! Thanks.
0 · July 16
Yes! Thank you! I am going to this meetup!
0 · July 2
if i can't get a woman to attend with me (per the rules), can you recommend an equivalent workshop that allows unaccompanied males. thank you.
0 · July 1